Email:  lzale[at]

Phone:  (617) 841-2418 ext. 3

Fax:  (617) 963-8315

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations:

“Increase selling price, open new markets, and reduce liability!” Atty. Lawrence P. Zale, ONG Marketplace, January 2015 issue.

“Intellectual Property Audit for Small Businesses” presented for Mapquest, Inc. and the New Tech Meetup Group of Central PA. December 1, 2014.

“Intellectual Property Law for Small Business” presented to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE, Whitehall, PA. November 21, 2014.

“An IP Scrub: An Evaluation of a Company” presented to the Small Business Development Center, Scranton, PA. November 10, 2014.

“Protecting Your Assets … and Finding the Money” presented to the graduate business class at Marywood University, Scranton, PA. October, 29, 2014.

“Overview of Intellectual Property Law” presented to the graduate business class of the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. September 29, 2014.

“Copyrights, TMs and Other Intellectual Property Law” presented to the American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA.  September 25, 2014.

“An IP Scrub: An Evaluation of a Company” presented to the Small Business Development Center, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Reading, PA.  August 27, 2014.

“Overview of Intellectual Property Law” presented to the Lackawanna County Bar Association, Scranton, PA. July 24, 2014.

Attorney Lawrence P. “Larry” Zale is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on assisting innovative businesses with a full range of intellectual property services. Larry also works on transactions, licensing, and contract issues with a focus on technology-intensive matters. He drafted and prosecuted numerous U.S. and International Patents to issuance, with 197 appearing on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website in his name. Other issued patents he has drafted and prosecuted are listed in the name of the company employing him at the time of issuance.

Larry’s experience includes working at leading intellectual property law firms and in-house at large corporations. He served as Senior Patent Prosecution Counsel at GTC Law Group LLP of Westwood, Massachusetts and as both a patent prosecutor and patent litigator at Paul & Paul in Philadelphia. At GTC, he drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a wide range of technical areas, including valve trains for gasoline and diesel engines, cloud computing/server architecture, and cardiac stents. At GTC, Larry also worked on the development and implementation of intellectual property strategy for many start-up companies nationally. At Paul and Paul, he provided intellectual property support for start-up to mid-sized businesses.

Larry’s corporate experience includes more than two decades as in-house counsel at such companies as General Electric, Tyco Healthcare (Now Medtronic), and ALSTOM Power. At these companies, Larry had primary responsibility to protect intellectual property for several businesses globally in a number of areas, including electronics, mechanical systems, and medical devices.

As in-House Patent Counsel for GE Research, he drafted and prosecuted patent applications covering some of the basic digital cellular telephone signaling constellations patents for CDMA communications with Ericsson of Sweden that are still used today (later sold to Sony). At GE, he also supported a division of the laboratory which dealt with imaging recognition and understanding of images used in machine vision, medical imaging equipment, and defense systems for identifying and recognizing various structures within images. In addition, he supported a surface rendering group that created simple surface images to visually and simply represent large blocks of complex data.

Larry has also protected medical imaging innovations such as the development of the basic MRI, image-guided surgery, focused ultrasound ablation, interventional vascular procedures, as in-house Counsel at GE Global Research Center, also supporting GE Medical Systems division in Waukesha, WI.

As a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for Tyco Healthcare Group, LP, Larry had primary responsibility for managing the global IP portfolios for several of its companies, where he also had primary responsibility for managing major intellectual property litigation, including the Mahurkar and Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Arrow International patent infringement litigation. Under Larry’s leadership, this litigation settled after five years on favorable terms for Tyco International. In his role at Tyco, Larry was also responsible for managing numerous U.S. and foreign law firms covering all aspects of intellectual property Law.

As Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ALSTOM Power in Windsor, Connecticut, Larry managed several large intellectual property portfolios globally. ALSTOM Power is one of the global leaders in manufacturing equipment for electric power production. He had primary responsibility in defending ALSTOM’s patent applications in Beijing Intermediate and High Courts. He also shared primary responsibility enforcing several of ALSTOM’s IP Licenses in China. 

Prior to law school, Larry had significant experience with government and defense contractors as a programmer and engineer. As an engineer, he programmed unique bit-slice processors at the Kennedy Space Center that simulated the functioning of the five general purpose computers on the NASA STS Space Shuttle. He developed tactical software for the ‘Standard Missile-I” system, and programmed ‘war game’ tracks for the AEGIS Battleship program for Computer Science Corporation (CSC). He also designed modifications to US Army satellite land bases for military and presidential communications at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.

Larry holds a B.A. in Physics from Wilkes University, an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). Between law school terms, he served as a law clerk for Judge William Nealon of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Larry’s hobbies include rebuilding cars, hiking, and camping.